SECONDARY SCIENCE RESOURCES
ST. CLAIR COUNTY RESA
The purpose of this site is to provide resources to secondary science teachers in St. Clair County. Please check back often to see what is new!
Classroom Sample Tasks
The Classroom Sample Tasks blend content, practices, and concepts from both the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards. Teachers across the disciplines have collaborated to write sample tasks, which are the result of a vision of integrating science, engineering, and mathematics for classroom use.
Developing Assessments for the NGSS
Existing assessments in science education weren’t designed to capture three-dimensional science learning like the kind found in the Next Generation Science Standards. Instead, students achievement in science is often assessed only every few years with tests that mainly measure students memorization of facts and definitions. The performance expectations in the NGSS were written to encourage the development of better assessments, but to develop better assessments, we must explore new approaches.